Fort Worth, TX – The mask mandate in the Fort Worth area is enforced again and every student starting Monday is obligated to wear mask of face covering.
According to the latest information, more than 84,000 students under the Fort Worth Independent School District will have to wear masks again. No one knows how long the mask mandate will remain enforced as there are many questions to be answered.
The district is involved in a legal battle with a small group of parents who sued to block a previous mask requirement ordered by the superintendent.
Fort Worth ISD filed an appeal, and as a result it is now allowed to enforce the mask requirement.
The current policy is like the one the district had in place during the last school year. Masks are required inside school buildings, and they are optional outdoors.
However, the parents who filed the original lawsuit have file a new motion with the Second District Court of Appeals again seeking to block the mask mandate.
It’s not clear when there will be a ruling on that motion.
Meanwhile, Fort Worth ISD’s superintendent plans to review the necessity for the mask mandate each month.